Navigation Links
Wayne State receives National Science Foundation grant for training future nanoengineers
Date:8/19/2013

DETROIT According to the National Nano Initiative a U.S. Government research and development initiative involving nanotechnology-related activities of 27 department and agency units the demand for technicians and research scientists in nanotechnology-related industries is anticipated to grow significantly as nanotechnology-enabled products and processes mature.

To aid in this initiative, researchers at Wayne State University are developing an undergraduate certificate program geared toward training the next generation of nanoengineers.

The $200,000 Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) grant, "NUE: Development of an undergraduate certificate program in nanoengineering for training the workforce of tomorrow," funded by the National Science Foundation, will prepare students for flexible employment opportunities and provide them with the necessary experience in cutting-edge technologies, said Guangzhao Mao, Ph.D., professor of chemical engineering in Wayne State's College of Engineering.

"This new certificate program will help prepare students to gain experience in the field of nanoengineering, ultimately training them on emerging technologies," said Mao. "The program will aid in meeting the growing demands of Michigan's manufacturing economy and also other high-tech industries that are settling in the state. Students in the program will gain hands-on knowledge of the field through laboratory and research components, enabling them to move from familiar subjects to less familiar research-oriented subjects."

Mao's collaborators in developing the program include Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; Sandro da Rocha, Ph.D., associate professor of chemical engineering; Erand Nikolla, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering; and Yong Xu, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering.

"Nanotechnology has great potential to change our economy and improve our standard of living, just as advances in information technology have revolutionized our lives and the economy over the past two decades," said Hilary Ratner, vice president for research at Wayne State University. "This grant will provide our students with the opportunity to play an important role in another revolutionary technology by expanding their knowledge and skills beyond their traditional disciplinary training. In particular, degreed engineers can take advantage of the program for additional training, enabling them to advance their career in this growing field in Michigan and elsewhere."


'/>"/>

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology technology :

1. Dr. Wayne Hachey Joins Protein Sciences Leadership Team
2. Immune Design Corp. Appoints Wayne R. Gombotz, Ph.D. as Chief Development Officer
3. Dennis R. Hill, MD to be a Panelist at the Third Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium Focusing on the Changing Paradigm of Prostate Cancer
4. Dennis R. Hill, MD to Speak at the American Cancer Society Man-to-Man Support Group to Discuss HDR Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer Treatment
5. Peach State Quartet to Sing for FSH Muscular Dystrophy Research
6. Panetta Statement on Passing of Duane Roth
7. Scientists to Meet with State and Federal Lawmakers
8. Life Technologies Announces Filing of Definitive Proxy Statement
9. Penn State Offers New Online Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
10. New Online Course Explores Mouse as Model for Prostate Cancer
11. Intrexon Announces Filing of Registration Statement For Proposed Initial Public Offering
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... They call it the “hairy ... a depiction of a system of linkages and connections so complex and dense ... of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and director of the university’s ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ca (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the Surgical Wound Market with the addition of its newest module, US Hemostats ... $1.2B market for thrombin hemostats, absorbable hemostats, fibrin sealants, synthetic sealants and biologic ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 11, 2017 , ... The CRISPR-Cas9 system has ... and avoiding the use of exogenous expression plasmids. The simplicity of programming this ... gain-of-function studies. , This complement to loss-of-function studies, such as with RNAi ...
(Date:10/11/2017)...  VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of patient support solutions, ... Educator (CNE) network, which will launch this week. The VMS ... care professionals to enhance the patient care experience by delivering ... health care professionals to help women who have been diagnosed ... ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/11/2017)... BROOKLYN, N.Y. , April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... identical fingerprints, but researchers at the New York ... University College of Engineering have found that partial ... fingerprint-based security systems used in mobile phones and ... previously thought. The vulnerability lies in ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... , April 5, 2017  The Allen Institute for ... Cell Explorer: a one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic digital window ... imaging data, the first application of deep learning to ... stem cell lines and a growing suite of powerful ... for these and future publicly available resources created and ...
(Date:4/4/2017)... YORK , April 4, 2017   EyeLock ... today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark ... patent broadly covers the linking of an iris image ... same transaction) and represents the company,s 45 th ... latest patent is very timely given the multi-modal biometric ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):